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...Do not say: I am [only] a youth...
Jeremiah 1:7 (HCSB)
Put yourself in Jeremiah's shoes for a minute. God has appointed you to a prophet unto the nations (Jeremiah 1:5). Yet, you are a young person who feels inadequate to serve the Lord. Do you make an excuse like Jeremiah does in Jeremiah 1:6, or do you boldly declare by faith that you will do what God has called you to do?
When we make an excuse as to why we cannot serve the Lord, we are saying that
Therefore,since Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same resolve…inorder to live the remaining time in the flesh, no longer for human desires, butfor God’s will.
1Peter 4:1, 2 (HCSB)
Jesus Christ is said to have suffered more than any human being who has ever existed on this Earth. He was beaten severely until His flesh tore, nailed to a splinter-filled wooden cross, mocked and ridiculed by His own people, and for a time, separated from His Father
The following blog is from August 28, 2009.
Turn away from evil and do what is good...
Psalm 34:14a (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
We live in a world that is becoming increasingly evil. Newspaper headlines and television news broadcasts report criminal activities and scandals daily. It seems that no one has been unaffected by acts of terror and violence.
Even we Christians are not immune to the evils of this
Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one?
1 Corinthians 3:5 (NKJV)
Last night, I attended a youth conference at my friend's church. The praise and worship music was awesome! The speaker was highly enthusiastic as he delivered a timely message to the young people. Many young people stepped forward during the altar call to either commit their lives to Jesus Christ or to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
When they finished praying, the place where they were meeting was shaken. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to proclaim God's message with boldness.
Acts 4:31 (GWT)
I believe that it is time for us who truly follow Jesus Christ to take a bolder stand for the truth that has set us free. We need to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible because we are presently in the last of the last days. Will we be persecuted for declaring our allegiance